Rock Island, IL – The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, in conjunction with the River Bend Food Bank, will host a Mobile Food Pantry for individuals and families who seek food assistance at NO CHARGE. The Arc was proud to be selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that leads the Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service to execute projects that unite Americans in service for the MLK Day of Service – to host a day of service delivering food assistance to our community. Food distribution will take place at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Rock Island.

 

When: Thursday, January 20, 2022

 

Where: Martin Luther King Community Center

630 Ninth Street, Rock Island, IL 61201

 

How: Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes prior to distribution. Please stay in your vehicles. Volunteers will load pre-boxed food items for each household directly to your trunk. This event is open to anyone in need of assistance.   

 

What: Food distribution begins at 10:00 a.m.

Distribution will be in the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center parking lot.

 

Why: Day of Service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy.

 

The global pandemic and events of 2020 and 2021 have opened our eyes wider to the inequity in our world. The time is now to act with swift urgency to deliver on the promise of Dr. King’s example and mission.

 

Martin Luther King Jr. asked a question, “What are you doing for others?” The Arc has answered that call with a mobile food pantry to help address food insecurity. This project is one of many food related events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy that will take place in 2022.

 

MLK Day of Service activities is provided by the Corporation for National & Community Service, The Arc of the Quad Cities Area, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and the River Bend Food Bank.

 

MLK Arc of the QC - January 20 2022

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